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Hillary + Bo = Married – Cypress Grove Estate House wedding photographer, Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Wedding photographer, Orlando wedding photographer

Hillary Staley and Bo Staley chose Cypress Grove Estate House for their intimate vow ceremony and the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando for the reception. The day was one I won’t soon forget. We really had an adventure taking portraits at the Ritz…we went off-roading and got stuck in the mud ( I pushed us out), then we headed out exploring the Ritz property. We shot in and around the garden area, rested in hammocks, and even got a little fly fishing in, while exploring the property. What a FABULOUS location for a wedding celebration!

Hillary and Bo, I absolutely ADORE you both! Congratulations and best wishes as you begin your new journey together. Welcome to the Heather Rice Photography family.

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Chase & Sarah’s Casa Feliz Wedding – Casa Feliz Wedding Photographer, Orlando Wedding Photographer, Winter Park Wedding Photographer

Chase and Sarah were married just a few days before Christmas and planned an intimate and beautiful winter wonderland for their nuptuals the the beautiful historic home and venue Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida. They included so many intimate and special details into their big day, like a wedding photo from their parents and grandparents on the tables and decor. I absolutely LOVED the idea of having the guests sign the wine corks. Enjoy this winter wonderland wedding and the beautiful memories that were made that day. Congratulations Sarah & Chase!

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VENDORS: Heather Rice Photography

Venue: Casa Feliz Winter Park, Florida

Caterer: Arthur’s Catering

Florist and Event Planner: Suzanne Nichols Design Group

Tent Rental/DJ/Uplighting: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Photo Booth: Photobooth Rocks



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Casa Feliz Wedding Bliss – Winter Park Wedding Photographer, Orlando Wedding Photographer, Historic Casa Feliz

I always love working at unique venues and Historic Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida is unique and full of charm. I love to explore the little alcoves and archways and quaint brick facades, and the house set behind the lush green golf course is perfect for portraits. I was so excited when Frank and Amanda asked me to photograph their wedding there in June. Their vintage details and bright, summer colors of yellow sunflowers and blue dresses and ties popped perfectly against the accents of the historic house. I had so much fin capturing their wedding day. I loved seeing the two of them swooning over one another and I can’t help but giggle when I look back and see all the pictures of Amanda, so clearly overcome with excitement she was wrinkling her nose as she smiled from ear to ear. ADORABLE!

Casa Feliz Blog

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Amanda and Frank had an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour planned, but the thunder and lightning came about an hour before the ceremony, and was followed by a terrential downpour of crazy rain! I was fearful the bride would be dissappointed her dream outdoor wedding would now be moved inside, but Amanda took it in stride and smiled saying, “I LOVE the rain, and can’t think of a better way to have my wedding than an intimate inside ceremony”. The wedding was moved into a smaller room with a view of the golf course from the wall of windows. Frank and Amanda’s ceremony was amazing. Renee from A Lovely Ceremony was their officiant and the event was full of laughter and happy tears. I love the moment Frank wiped away Amanda’s tears during their vows. I got a little choked up myself.



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21335_10201035422303694_351703300_nI always have a great time working alongside amazing vendors, but it’s extra-special when I get to work with vendors I have had the pleasure of working with at other weddings, because I know the excellent work and professionalism they offer. When your wedding team works together well and have the best interest of the bride and groom at heart, the day is a guaranteed success! We all had a great time working together to help their celebration be the most amazing day of their lives. So many special moments to treasure. I always feel honored to have been chosen to be the one to capture the special memories for my wedding couples. Out of all the photographers out there, they chose me! Lucky, lucky me, to get to spend the best day of their lives with them, making memories!



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VENUE: Historic Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida

PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Rice Photography

OFFICIANT: A Lovely Ceremony

DJ: Meister Productions

RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

CAKE: Perla’s Cakes


CATERER: Arthur’s Catering

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Lady & Danny’s Vintage Historic Dubsdread Ballroom Wedding – Orlando Wedding Photographer

One thing I know about weddings, you can’t control the weather…as was the case the day Lady and Danny decided to get married at The Historic Dubsdread Ballroom. The stage was set for a gorgeous ceremony out under the grand oak tree, but Mother nature had another plan in store…about 10 minutes before the scheduled ceremony, the rain began to pour, much to the bridal party’s discontent…but never fear, Dubsdread jumped right in and made the best of what could have been a bad situation and fixed the reception area in the ballroom for the wedding to take place there instead. They even hung the bride’s paper decorations that had been hung in the trees outside. Nobody would have ever known that wedding wasn’t intended to be inside, as the room was spectacular, and the bride and groom were thrilled!

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Lady and Danny chose to do a “First Look” and were so pleased we had done their portraits earlier in the day, so they didn’t have to worry about portraits in the bad weather. We got some gorgeous shots out on the Dubsdread golf course. They yellow and melon colors really popped against the greens of the gold course, and the vintage theme was so much fun! Lady looked STUNNING and Danny, so suave.

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The two were very emotional as they exchanged their vows. The fun began when the reception started. The bridal party walked in and then all broke out into the “Wobble” on the dance floor. It was so much fun to see! I loved working with Lady and Danny to capture their Big Day! If you are interested in my wedding photography packages, be sure to contact me through the website.

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